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Final Report Adds Details to E. Coli Outbreak from Trader Joe’s Salads

In October 2013, 33 people in four states were sickened by E. coli O157:H7 in an outbreak that was quickly traced back to pre-packaged salads sold at Trader Joe’s grocery locations. On Monday, the California Department of Public Health released its final report on the outbreak with a wealth of new details on the investigation,… Continue Reading

The 10 Biggest Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2013

Chicken and fresh produce lead the pack

Editor’s note: 2013 saw dozens of well-publicized foodborne illness outbreaks. While many of them were found to have sickened a handful of individuals, a few stood out as especially wide in scope. Food Safety News has compiled a list of 10 of the biggest U.S. outbreaks in 2013. Please note that the list excludes Norovirus outbreaks and… Continue Reading

Second Lawsuit Filed Against Salad Maker in Trader Joe’s E. Coli Outbreak

A San Francisco woman has filed a lawsuit against Artherstone Foods, an organic salad and sandwich producers operating as Glass Onion Catering, after the company’s products allegedly sickened her with E. coli O157:H7. According to the complaint, Jessie Withers ate a salad purchased from Trader Joe’s on October 13 and began experiencing symptoms of E…. Continue Reading

E. Coli Cases Linked to Chicken Salads, Wraps Now at 32 in Four States

At least 32 people in four states are now ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating salads and wraps sold at Trader Joe’s and other retailers and produced by Glass Onion Catering, according to the latest update by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number ill by state is as follows: Arizona… Continue Reading

E. Coli Lawsuit Filed Against Glass Onion Catering

A Sonoma County woman sickened with E. coli infection after eating a salad made by Glass Onion Catering filed a lawsuit against the company on Thursday. The lawsuit was filed in Sonoma County Superior Court by Seattle-based food-safety law firm Marler Clark and San Diego-based Gordon & Holmes, which are representing Nancy Gruchawka. (Marler Clark… Continue Reading

Whole Foods Recalls Grain Salads in Response to Glass Onion E. Coli Cases

In response to the recalls issued by Glass Onion Catering, Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region is recalling ready-to-eat Artichoke Wheatberry Salad and Southwest SooFoo Salads for potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Customers may have purchased the Artichoke Wheatberry Salad and Southwest SooFoo Salad from the fresh deli case, salad bar and/or in pre-packed pint or half-pint… Continue Reading

26 E. Coli Cases in CA, WA and AZ Linked to Salads and Wraps

Glass Onion Catering and Athertone Foods in Richmond, CA, are voluntarily recalling ready-to-eat salads and sandwich wraps that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 which has infected at least 26 patients in California, Washington and Arizona. Based on epidemiological information, 15 of them reported… Continue Reading